Lightning (Character)

Publisher: DC comics

Created by:  Nick Spencer and Cafu

1st appearance: T.H.U.N.D.E.R agents #1, 2011

Real Name: Henry Cosgei

Nationality: Kenyan

Team Affiliations: T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents

Legal Status: Kenyan citizen with no criminal record.

Height: 5’10              Weight: 120 lbs

Eyes: Brown             Hair: Black

Relatives: Unnamed wife (status unknown), Unnamed Son (Status Unknown), Unnamed daughter (Status Unknown).

Skills and abilities: World class long distance runner.

Powers: The suit uses closed time-like world lines and relativity curves in quantum states to subvert and trade the properties of time and distance in measurable amounts: in other words it allows for superhuman speed but it shortens your life.


An African man from the tribe of Kalenjin in Kenya, renowned for producing many of the world’s best long distance runners. As a child he loved to run and trained hard to become another in the long line of Kenyan runners. Before he was recruited to Thunder he had won two Olympic gold medals and three world championships. He also held the record time in the Boston marathon and was hailed the best runner of his generation.  Riches through his running and sponsorships lead to a marriage with two children. Thunder decided to recruit him by faking a positive drug test and destroying his life. He was given the chance to run again and make his family proud by joining the United Nations sanctioned T.H.U.N.D.E.R Agents. He accepted despite use of the power suit shortening his life span.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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